| May 27, 2008
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73.
Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
| Jan 13, 2009
Coosje van Bruggen -- an art historian, writer and curator whose professional partnership with her husband, artist Claes Oldenburg, turned ordinary objects into startling monuments around the world -- died Saturday at her Los Angeles residence. She was 66...
| Mar 11, 2009
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Irish actress won a Tony
Anna Manahan, 84, a leading Irish actress who won a Tony Award in 1998 for her role as the nasty mother Mag in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" on Broadway, died Sunday in her hometown of Waterford, Ireland, after a...
| Aug 5, 2009
Charles Gwathmey, an architect known for his influential modernist home designs and famous clients, has died. He was 71.
Gwathmey died of cancer Monday in Manhattan, said his stepson, Eric Steel.
The architect formed the firm of Gwathmey Siegel &...
| Jan 11, 2009
Three Southern California art fairs in January, two of them in one weekend? In this economy?
It may defy logic, but business is business.
As conceived when the financial outlook was rosier, photo.l.a., an annual marketplace for a kaleidoscopic range...
| Feb 1, 2009
The history of American art has missed the mark, says curator Alexandra Munroe. It has overlooked the profound and pervasive contribution of Asian philosophy and culture to the caldron, and the exhibition she has spent five years organizing, "The Third...
| Feb 8, 2009
Viking: 452 pp. $27.95
On paper, T.C. Boyle's latest novel, "The Women," sounds like a prizefight: Swaggering fiction heavyweight takes on America's greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Boyle has written about...
| Feb 8, 2009
"We are both architects in a way. We both deal with structure, we are both artists, and we are both egomaniacs. I have worn a cape. There is where we end." With this, T.C. Boyle cocked one of his circumflex eyebrows and addressed a glass of Moscato that...
| Mar 30, 2009
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When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...
| Mar 1, 2009
Frank Gehry, who turned 80 on Saturday, is the most famous architect in the world by a healthy margin. He is also, arguably, the most significant talent in American architecture since Frank Lloyd Wright. His firm, Gehry Partners, has streamlined a process...
| Aug 10, 2008
Behold America's theater capital, twinkling, preening, clanging, stoking ambitions and devouring tourist dollars.
Now behold the drama students of Verdugo Hills High School, their parents ferrying them from the San Fernando Valley to LAX, their...